THOUGHTS AND CONCERNS I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU, MY DEAR BROTHER’, THE MUSLIM YOUTH
My Respected Brother-in-Islaam Assalaamu ‘Alaykum wa rahnlatullahi wa barakaatuh
In the spirit of Islamic brotherhood and in keeping with the Sunnah of our Prophet Muhamrnad sallallahu alayhi wasallam who has said, ‘None of you has Imaan (Faith) until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself’, please allow me to offer to you the following words of advice:
Every true believer living in this world fears the Wrath and Punishment of Allah ta’aalaa. Are you safe, 0 my brother, from the Punishment of Allah ta’aalaa? The question each one of us has to ask himself is; would you like to be amongst those who will be punished tomorrow, on the day in which neither wealth nor children will be of any benefit except to that person who appears before Allah with a pure heart? Would you be happy if your soul were reduced to the lowest position after Allah had created it in the best of forms? Would you allow yourself to be disgraced in front of the whole of mankind and the entire creation oil the Day of Qiyaanlah (Reckoning)? Certainly you would not like any of this to happen to you!
Please let me share with you some brotherly advice regarding just one evil that has become so widespread today – especially amongst the youth. I know that there may be many questions roving in your mind regarding this evil:
- Is it so grave that we should discuss it?
- What is the solution to it?
- How can we save ourselves from it?
- What are the harms and consequences of it?
Do not be too hasty for soon you will find answers to all your questions.
My Beloved Brother! You are certainly aware that the sin of homosexuality is haraam. But do you know how serious this crime is and just how despicable it is in the Sight of Allah ta’aalaa? Just imagine, my brother, that when it is against the very nature of man, nay even of animals, what is the position of the person who indulges in it! Is such a person unaware that Allah ta’aalaa – in all His Grandeur, Might and Power – is watching him while he indulges in this haraam Homosexuality – The Islamic Viewpoint act? Is he not aware that Allah ta’aalaa has the power to send down upon him a swift and severe punishment or even seize him while he is involved in it? What will his position be when he appears before his Rabb (Sustainer) on the Day of Qiyaamah?
And such is the Grasp of your Rabb when He seizes a community while it transgresses! Certainly His Grasp is very painful. (1 1:102)
Let us now look at a few verses of the Qur’aan, some Ahaadeeth, narrations of the Sahaabah radhiyallaahu anhum and sayings and verdicts of the ‘ulamaa regarding the sin of homosexuality or sodomy.Thereafter, let us see what are some of the diseases that spread as a result of it as well as some solutions.
May Allah ta’aalaa grant us the ability to follow His Guidance and the Sunnah of His beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahu aluyhi wasallam.
Our beloved Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, ‘Certainly the thing I fear most on my Ummah is the (wicked) practice of the people of Loot.’ (Tirrnizi, Ahmad, Ibne Hajar Haythami)
‘Ali Ibne Abi Taalib radhiyallahu anhu relates, ‘Whoever allows himself to be used sexually (by becoming a homosexual or sodomite), Allah ta’aalaa will expel from him the (natural) desire for women.’ Najeeb as-Sirri rahmatullahi alayh says, ‘They (i.e. our pious elders) would even dislike looking at handsome young boys.’
Once Abul Aswad rahmatullahi alayh brought a letter which he showed to one of his students and Said, “I bear witness that this letter was dictated by ‘Ali Ibne Abi Taalib radhiyallahu anhu to Abul Aswad. It reads, ‘When men will sexually satisfy themselves with men ‘and women with women, then earthquakes will occur, faces will become transformed and stones will rain down from the skies.”
Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam has also said ‘May Allah curse him who does what the people of Loot alayhis salaam did.’ (Ibne Hibbaan)
He has also said, ‘Lesbianism by women is adultery between them.’ (Tabraani)
A LESSON FROM HISTORY
It is a well-known fact that when this wretched disease spread among one nation in the past, Allah ta’aalaa caused punishments to rain down from the skies upon them. Allah mentions their story in many places in the Qur’aan. At one place, He says, And (We also sent) Loot (as a Messenger).
‘Behold, he said to his people, do you do what is shameful even though you see (that it is wrong;)?
Would you really approach men in your lusts rather than women? Nay, you are a grossly ignorant people!’
But his people gave no other answer but this:
They said, ‘Drive out the followers of Loot from your city. These are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!’
But We saved him and his family except his wife: We destined her to be of those who lagged behind.
And We rained down on them a shower (of stones). And evil was the shower on those who were admonished (but failed to heed). (27:54-58)
Yet in another place, Allah Most High says:
Do you approach the males of humanity, leaving the wives Allah has created for you? But you are a people who transgress. (26:165 & 166)